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Medicaid asset and income limits change in 2012

11-7-2011 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced changes in certain eligibility criteria for Medicaid long-term care benefits. Effective January 1, 2012, the following eligibility requirements will change:

Income Limits
Medicaid applicant: $2094 (was $2022)
Community Spouse: No income limits. However, if the spouse's monthly income is below $1838.75 (was $1839), a portion of the applicant's income may be diverted to the spouse.
Asset Limits
Community Spouse: $113,640 (was $109,560)
Homestead equity limit
$525,000 (was $506,000)

Learn more about Medicaid eligibility requirements.





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